HC Deb 26 November 1908 vol 197 cc692-3

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received particulars of a moonlighting outrage at Gortdromerillagh, near Firies, in the early morning of Thursday, 19th November, and an attack by masked men upon men proceeding to a certain quarry for lime on Friday; and whether any arrests have been made.


The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary informs me that at 1.30 a.m. on the date in question one or two men visited the house of Patrick Sullivan at Gortdromerillagh, smashed the window and fired some revolver shots outside the house, and warned Sullivan not to work any more at Firies Quarry. The following morning about 6 a.m. two men, who were driving to the same quarry for lime, were stopped by some men who ordered them to turn back, and fired two shots. It was dark on both occasions, and the men who fired the shots were not identified. The police have not therefore been able to make any arrests.